Celebrating
     2016 SPECIAL AWARDS AND TROPHIES
         
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William K. Victor Best of Show Concours d'Elegance
Sponsored by CCI Design

1932 Packard Custom Dietrich 904 Stationary Coupe
Owner - Gene & Sally Perkins
Greenwood, IN

Bill Victor was one of the longest standing driving forces behind the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance. Since its earliest days as the Midwest Concours d'Elegance, he held numerous positions ranging from Concours Chairman, Car Selection Chairman, Chief Judge and on to his many years as Master of Ceremonies. No one involved with the show had a broader or deeper knowledge of all vintages and makes of automobiles than Bill. His advice and contributions to making this show what it is today have been invaluable and it is for this reason that since 2009 the Best of Show trophy has been named in his honor.
         
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Best of Show Esprit de Sport
Sponsored by CCI Design

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 S N.A.R.T. Spider
Owner - Brad Jaeger
Charlottesville, VA

One trophy awarded to the sporting vehicle that best exemplifies the spirit of performance and sports motoring.
         
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Will Sherman Automotive Art Show - First Place
Sponsored by Krombholz Jewelers

Artist - Dan McCrary
Charlotte, NC

First place trophy, awarded in the loving memory of Will Sherman, as chosen by the Art Show Judges Committee.
         
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Ambassador Award - Hagerty Youth Judges’ Choice
Sponsored by Hagerty Collector Car Insurance

1941 Indian Four Cylinder
Owner - David J. & Beverly Corsmeier
Milford, OH

One trophy, presented by the youth representative of the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization, judged by a panel of youth judges sponsored by Hagerty Collector Car Insurance.
         
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Best of Featured Marque – An Italian Icon - Ferrari - E.P. Lunken Trophy
Sponsored by Smith Hallemann Partners

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Owner - James L. Jaeger
Cincinnati, OH

One trophy, awarded to the best Ferrari in memory of Ebby Lunken, Ferrari racer, enthusiast and long time supporter of the Concours.
         
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Antique - through 1924
Sponsored by The Miami Corporation

1912 Columbia Cavalier
Owner - Dave Noran
Fort Thomas, KY

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Vintage - Non-CCCA, 1925 -1942
Sponsored by JTM Food Group

1930 Chrysler 70 Royal Coupe
Owner - Tim & Julia Wolfe
Sidney, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Early - CCCA, 1925 -1934
Sponsored by Leahy Consulting, Inc.

1928 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Boat-tail Convertible Coupe
Owner - Peter T. Boyle
Oil City, PA

Best Of Class
         
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Pre-War Classic, Late - CCCA, 1935 -1948
Sponsored by Michael F. Gehrig

1947 Chrysler Town & Country Sedan
Owner - Paul Storch
Great Neck, NY

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - Foreign, 1946 -1975
Sponsored by Precision Motorcars, Inc

1952 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon
Owner - Thomas Smith
Nashville, TN

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - American, 1946 -1968
Sponsored by Smyth Automotive

1956 Chevrolet BelAir Convertible
Owner - Mike Grasa
Liberty Township, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Collector - Asian
Sponsored by Cigar Car & Gun Club

1965 Toyota Publica Convertible
Owner - Samuel Carbaugh
Beavercreek, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Classic through 1959
Sponsored by Dr. Steven J. Reubel, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

1960 Porsche 356 Roadster
Owner - Russell Clarke
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Sports - Contemporary, 1960 -1975
Sponsored by Quality Automotive

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC
Owner - Dennis Weglarz
Grand Ledge, MI

Best Of Class
         
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Racing - All years
Sponsored by Eyink & Leahy Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

1946 Nowicke Offenhauser Midget Race Car
Owner - Jerry Nowicke
Louisville, KY

Best Of Class
         
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Future Classic - 1995 -Present
Sponsored by NJB Automotive, LLC

2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV
Owner - Paul Tarvin
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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American Performance, 1961-1971
Sponsored by Edgewater Sports Park

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Coupe
Owner - Josh Adkins
Huntington, WV

Best Of Class
         
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Motorcycles - through 1975
Sponsored by American Heritage Motorcycles

1974 Triumph T150V Trident
Owner - Claudia & Pepe Merrick
Covington, LA

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque – Ferrari, Early through 250 GT
Sponsored by Smith Hallemann Partners

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Drogo Coupe
Owner - Hugh Ruthven II
Barrington, IL

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque – Ferrari, Front Engine through 1973
Sponsored by Smith Hallemann Partners

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Owner - R.H. Grant, III
Dayton, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque – Ferrari, Mid-Engine through 1995
Sponsored by Smith Hallemann Partners

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi
Owner - Peter G. Zink
Maineville, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque – Ferrari, Competition – All Years
Sponsored by Smith Hallemann Partners

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Owner - James L. Jaeger
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Feature Marque – Ferrari, Contemporary, 1995 – Present
Sponsored by Smith Hallemann Partners

2016 Ferrari 488 GTB
Owner - Alan J. Statman
Cincinnati, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display – 100 Years of BMW Street
Sponsored by BMW of Cincinnati North

1957 BMW 507 Roadster
Owner - R.H. Grant, III
Dayton, OH

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display – 100 Years of BMW Competition
Sponsored by BMW of Cincinnati North

1999 BMW V12 LMR ALMS #42
Owner - BMW of North America Collection
Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Best Of Class
         
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Special Display – 100 Years of BMW Motorcycles
Sponsored by Carl and Diane Iseman

1959 BMW R/50
Owner - Jerry L. Ball
Pleasant Plain, OH

Best of Class
         
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Special Display – The Cars of Donald Healey
Sponsored by Benhase Restorations

1950 Nash-Healey Roadster #1001
Owner - John Kruse
Auburn, IN

Best of Class
         
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Special Display – All-American Workhorse – The Pickup Truck
Sponsored by Beverly Corsmeier, Coldwell Banker West Shell

1954 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton Pickup
Owner - Pat Jackson
Johnstown, OH

Best of Class
         
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Special Display – 50th Anniversary of Ford GT40 1-2-3 Sweep of LeMans
Sponsored by Bob & JoAnn Wood

1966 Ford GT40 Mark II-B
Owner - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Best of Class
         
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Cincinnati Mayor’s Cup


1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429
Owner - Rick Campbell
Greenwood, IN

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Mayor of the City of Cincinnati
         
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Chairman’s Choice


1939 BMW 327/8 Cabriolet
Owner - Tom Chandler
Elkader, IA

A trophy awarded at the discretion of the Concours Chairman
         
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Drivers Award
Sponsored by Performance Alignment

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
Owner - Tom Stegman
Cincinnati, OH

This trophy is awarded to the vehicle that is found to be the most desirable car to be driven on the day of the show. To be eligible, the owner must be willing to take the presenter, Dave Sheehy, for a drive in the chosen vehicle.
         
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Founder’s Trophy


1911 Marmon Model 32 Speedster
Owner - Glenn C. Hamilton
Dayton, OH

One trophy, awarded in honor of Mrs. Helen Williams, to the vehicle best exemplifying the spirit of the original Concours d'Elegance, an event for car enthusiasts who love to drive their cars.
         
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Howard Rapp Award - Best Porsche


1970 Porsche 911 S Coupe
Owner - William C. "Rusty" Russ
Lakemont, GA

Howard and Marian Rapp helped establish this event. Howard was the first car registration chairman and maintained that position for a number of years. He also solicited advertising and supported the event financially. Howard Rapp loved his 356 Porsches. He owned several during his life. Howard and his wife were very active members of the Porsche Club, traveling to many events over the years. This award is given in Howard's name, not to a car, but to an owner who best exemplifies Howard's rapture in the enjoyment of a Porsche. One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours judges and committee.
         
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Jack O’Connor Trophy (Best Style & Elegance, Open Coachwork)


1930 Packard Deluxe 8 Dual Cowl Phaeton
Owner - James & Nancy Scharfeld
Avon Lake, OH

As one of the founders of this event, Jack O'Connor orchestrated the "car" part of the first shows. His contacts in the old car hobby ran broad and deep. Jack loved open cars. He owned well over 100 different cars, almost all convertibles or roadsters. This award is given, in Jack O'Connor's name, to the open car that best represents his lifelong love of automobile style and elegance.
         
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R.C. Fogle Trophy (Judges Choice)
Sponsored by The Fogle Family

1955 Kurtis Indy Roadster
Owner - Robert B. & Diane McConnell
Urbana, OH

R.C. Fogle was active with this event as head judge and committee member from 1988 until his passing. R.C. loved all types of automobiles. His vast collection remains today as proof of his passion. Able to find beauty in all, he could never limit himself to just one marque. His collection includes models from the 1920's to the 1960's and includes both American and European models. This award is given in R.C.'s name, as Judge's Choice, to the outstanding car that represents both superior craftsmanship and style.
         
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Samuel Adams Award (Most Elegant Closed Coachwork)
Sponsored by Boston Beer Company

1938 Bentley Derby 4.25 L Top Hat Freestone & Webb
Owner - Tom & Connie Jones
Nicholasville, KY

Samuel Adams Boston Beer Company has been an active sponsor of the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance. Founders Jim Koch and father Charles Koch of Cincinnati, avid collectors of classic era automobiles, present the Samuel Adams Trophy to the most elegantly styled closed-car.
         
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Best British Sports Car
Sponsored by Dayton Wheel Concepts

1964 Austin-Healey WSM Sprite Special
Owner - Bill Emerson
Floral City, FL

Being a manufacturer of new and restored historic wire wheels, Dayton Wheel Concepts of Dayton, Ohio sponsors this trophy on behalf of the great British passion for the sports car.
         
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Jim Ibold FIVA/Historic Vehicle Association Preservation Award
Sponsored by FIVA/Historic Vehicle Association

1931 Duesenberg LWB Willoughby Limousine
Owner - Jack and Nancy Dunning
Cambridge, OH

A.James Ibold, known to most of us as "Jimmie", preserved and showed pre-war Alfa Romeo racing cars. This award is sponsored by the Historic Vehicle Association, the North American affiliate of FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens), and is presented in Jimmie’s honor to the most well-preserved vehicle.
         
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William Niemeyer Trophy (Best Alfa Romeo)
Sponsored by The Niemeyer Family

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce
Owner - Andrew Manganaro, MD
Xenia, OH

One trophy, awarded by the family to their favorite Alfa Romeo in memory and in honor of William Niemeyer.
         
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Herb Krombholz Pre-War Sports Trophy
Sponsored by The Krombholz Family

1935 Auburn 851 SC Speedster
Owner - Greg Ornazian
Troy, MI

Awarded annually to the best pre-war sports car, in honor of Herb Krombholz, longtime supporter and participant in the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance.
         
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Award for Best Interior
Sponsored by Addison Auto Interiors

1928 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Boat-tail Convertible Coupe
Owner - Peter T. Boyle
Oil City, PA

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of Jim Kowalczyk, president of Addison Auto Interiors.
         
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Award for Outstanding Engineering
Sponsored by The Frantz Family

1918 Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Pumper
Owner - Mark Radtke
Cincinnati, OH

One trophy, awarded at the discretion of the Concours judges and committee
         
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Bill Hess Award for Design Excellence


1933 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan
Owner - Clem & Mary C. Lange
Huntingburg, IN

Bill Hess' legacy with Hess & Eisenhardt is characterized by a dedication to design and building of quality custom automobiles. One of the most advanced stylists in the business, his customers included Presidents, actors and kings who chose his vehicles for their beauty and quality. He believed that a company that produced a quality product would endure. It is for that accomplishment that this award is given for design excellence.
         
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Best Packard
Sponsored by The Citizens Motor Car Co., America’s Packard Museum

1937 Packard V-12 1508 Convertible Sedan
Owner - Larry Pumphrey
Greensburg, IN

This award is presented by The Citizens Motor Car Co., America’s Packard Museum to an outstanding example of this historic marque.
         
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The Carl H. Lindner, Jr. Trophy (Best Rolls-Royce / Bentley)


1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II
Owner - Dr. Wellington C. Morton
Jacksonville, FL

Carl Lindner was a long time supporter and sponsor of the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance as well as a long time aficionado and collector of the legendary carmaker, Rolls-Royce which also encompasses Bentley vehicles. Carl's love for these fine automobiles was shown by the numerous models he had displayed at the Concours over the years. This ongoing trophy presented each year to the most outstanding example of a Rolls-Royce or Bentley in Carl's honor.
         
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Bill Rudd Memorial Corvette Trophy


1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible
Owner - Stephen Zubieta
Cincinnati, OH

Over thirty years ago a small group of people, including Bill Rudd, started the first Concours d'Elegance with a twofold purpose. First, it was an event to raise monies for the many worthwhile activities of the Arthritis Foundation. Secondly, it was an opportunity for local car collectors to socialize and share their interest in cars. Bill and his family have managed the entry gates of the Concours ever since. Bill's favorites were the Corvettes, particularly the earlier straight axle cars. Bill succumbed to the effects of his severe arthritis in 2007. We honor his 30-year participation by presenting the annual Bill Rudd best Corvette Award… an award that continues to be selected by the Rudd family.
         
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Ron Halbauer Best Jaguar Trophy
Sponsored by Jaguar Club of Greater Cincinnati

1935 SS SS90
Owner - Rufus Coburn III
Austin, TX

One trophy, awarded annually to the best Jaguar at the Concours, in memory of Ron Halbauer, avid Jaguar collector and JCNA member.
         
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Cincinnati Art Museum Artistic Beauty Award
Sponsored by The Cincinnati Art Museum

1958 Austin-Healey Goldie
Owner - Dennis Collins
Dallas, TX

One trophy, awarded to the vehicle which possesses the most artistic beauty in the judgment of the representative of The Cincinnati Art Museum, H.E. Akel Biltaji, Mayor of Amman, Jordan
         
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Cincinnati Magazine Automotive Style Award
Sponsored by Cincinnati Magazine

1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino
Owner - Marc Hollander, DDS
Gahanna, OH

One trophy, awarded to the most stylish vehicle in the judgment of the representative of Cincinnati Magazine
         
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People’s Choice
Sponsored by TVR Car Club of North America/Andy Gear

1970 Porsche 911 ST 2.2
Owner - Thomas Shaughnessy
Oceanside, CA

One trophy, awarded to the vehicle obtaining the most votes in public balloting.